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'Stay tuned': Delta CEO says he won't require customers to be vaccinated without full FDA approval

Delta Air Lines won't be checking vaccination cards for domestic flyers any time soon. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta Air Lines doesn't plan to make vaccines mandatory for domestic flyers. CEO Ed Bastian said it's difficult to mandate vaccines given their emergency authorization status. Airplane mask mandates and ventilation systems have been effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. One thing that Delta Air Lines flyers won...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Obama, Cdc, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Bill De Blasio


While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Jeff Bezos


Asymmetrical Warfare

The Taliban is proving that, contra POTUS's claims, you don't need combat aircraft if you can deprive the other side of the people who fly them. According to Reuters...At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. This series of targeted killings, which haven't been previously reported, illustrate what U.S. and Afghan officials believe is a deliberate Taliban effort to destroy one of Afghani...
Tags: News, Guns, Planes, History, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, Kabul, Air Force, Reuters, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Rahmani, Zamaray, Afghani Air Force


One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Shutterstock, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, United, United Airlines, Falcon, American Airlines


The charter airline flying one of the world's cheapest private jets is expanding to the West Coast. One-way flights start at $3,000.

A VeriJet Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider VeriJet is expanding to the West Coast and Southwest with the Cirrus Vision Jet. Flights cost $3,000 per hour with no repositioning fees if the flight is within 700 miles of Santa Maria, California. A new jet card program also offers discounted rates with a 100-hour commitment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of America's newest charter airlines is expanding to the West Coast, and bringing the Cirrus Vision Jet...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, British Virgin Islands, Hudson Bay, Southwest


New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way - and it may give Acela a run for its money

A Cessna Caravan seaplane in Boston Harbor. Tailwind Air Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, New York City, Trends, Flying, Manhattan, United, Amtrak, East End, Times Square, Northeast


I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast


I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


July 14

July 14th, or the Fête Nationale, is celebrated in France and is called Bastille Day by nonFrench as it celebrates the beginning of the Revolution when the Bastille was captured in 1789. It is celebrated each year by a big military parade and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. I’ve seen the parade several times but wanted to get a good photo as the jets releasing gas in the colors of the French flag went over head so I went to the Louvre Museum to stand behind the pyramid in the courtyard which line...
Tags: Travel, Photos, France, Planes, Paris, Bastille, Eiffel Tower, Parade, Louvre, Bastille Day, Louvre Museum, July 14


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


A flight attendant allegedly yelled at a woman and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later said she was on a no-fly list, she said, in an incident she called racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who d...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana


A woman says a flight attendant yelled at her and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she was mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. She said the attendant called it a "biohazard" and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage. She said the attendant later said she was on a no-fly list. She described the incident as racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed of a dirty ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana


A woman who threw away a dirty diaper on a Mesa Airlines flight says she was threatened with a no-fly list and told to fish the diaper from the trash

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later called her on her cell and said she was on a no-fly list, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana, Mesa Airlines


Trippy Triplane

In the course of trying to chase down info on the Supermarine Nighthawk the other day, I stumbled across this oddity: That's the Lloyd 40.08 Luftkreuzer ("Air Cruiser"), a three-motored triplane intended as a long range strategic bomber to more effectively hit back at the Italians, whose own Caproni trimotors were bombing the Habsburg Empire almost at will. Some madman has scratchbuilt one in 1/72nd scale. To get a feel for the nature of the Austro-Hungarian air campaign against Italy, ...
Tags: Guns, Planes, History, Italy, Tam, Lloyd, Habsburg Empire, Austria Hungary, Caproni, Wikiwander, Otto Prohaska, Luftfahrtruppen, Luftkreuzer Air Cruiser


Well, that was pretty cool...

Branson's rocket plane ride went off without a hitch. Obviously their pilots and engineers are more competent than the sound crew for their ridiculous "postgame concert". . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, Guns, Planes, Branson, Tam


I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines, Travel Insurance


See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Long-haul aircraft come with compartments in which bunks are available for flight attendants to rest and sleep. The hostel-like setup can be a second home for cabin crew on ultra-long-haul flights. Flight attendants will take turns servicing the cabin while the others rest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next-generation aircraft are flying further than ever before and airlines are co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Airbus, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Flight Attendants


Dassault's new $75 million private jet with the largest cabin of its class is primed to blow Gulfstream and Bombardier's flagship jets out of the water

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 10X private jet. © Dassault Aviation - Droits Réservés Dassault Aviation's Falcon 10X is the latest ultra-long-range private jet, going up against Gulfstream and Bombardier. While late to the scene and comparable in range to the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700, the Falcon 10X offers unbeatable cabin enhancements. Smaller airports will also be easier to access and with more capability than other aircraft. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, California, Planes, Trends, Switzerland, Aviation, Boeing, Private Jets, Falcon, London City Airport, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon


I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines


Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Canada, Arizona, Prime Air, Aviation, Amazon Prime Air, Airlines, Boeing, Cargo


Early Evolution in Aerial Warfare

While military technologies like submarines, armored vehicles, and aerial bombing had made appearances in larval form before, World War One saw their first effective mass application. German bombing of English cities started in 1915 and immediately posed a problem, since air-to-air combat was in its infancy. There was an outcry to Do Something, but what could be done? "Then we saw the Zeppelin above us, just ahead, amid a gleaming of clouds: high up, like a bright golden finger, quite small (...
Tags: Guns, Planes, History, Tam, Lewis, Zeppelin, Milton, Wikiwander


I flew on Breeze, the 'tech company that happens to fly airplanes' from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, and found it surprisingly low-tech

Breeze Airways launched its first flights in May. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman billed his airline as a "tech company" but I found the opposite. In-flight entertainment was touted but not offered on the first flights, and will come with new planes. Breeze also doesn't have a phone number and requires customers to send a text message or email. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is America's newest airline and is taking t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Hawaii, Facebook Messenger, Brazil, Aviation, Airbus, Tsa


What to know about airline mask rules when flying with children as travel spikes across the US

Flying on a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Thomas Pallini/Insider All children over the age of two are required to wear a mask when in US airports and flying. An exception to the rule is when eating, drinking, or taking medication. Flyers that don't comply with mask rules, even children, may be removed from a flight and banned from an airline. See more stories on Insider's business page. Traveling with children this summer will present a new set of challenges for parents. Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Ted Cruz, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Family Travel, Federal Aviation Administration, Frontier Airlines


The Terrible Horrible No-Good Very Bad Day

So, Sunday dawned... and I was there to see it. Castle Frostbite is about an hour and a half from the airport in Manchester, and my flight home had originally been scheduled for noonish, allowing for a leisurely departure time and an early lunch on the way. But American Airlines* had changed my schedule and now my flight was departing at a bit after eight. If I wanted to get to the airport an hour early, this meant waking up at 0mygod30. So, we did, and I got checked in and through security...
Tags: Guns, Planes, Manchester, Delta, Philadelphia, Blog Stuff, American Airlines, Tam, Philly, Marko, Boston Boston, Bobbi, Whining, Gear Ho, Shouldn't we talk about the weather, Hoosieropolis


United just made the largest aircraft order in its history for 270 new Boeing and Airbus jets with seatback screens, WiFi, and more first class seats

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines United Airlines just announced an order for 270 new aircraft to revitalize its aging narrow-body aircraft fleet. The Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A321neo were chosen in an order valued at more than $30 billion. In-flight entertainment will also be added to all existing narrow-body aircraft by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next era of United Airlines is now arriving.A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft painte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines, Boeing, United, United Airlines


Boeing's largest 737 Max aircraft just took to the skies but it won't see passengers for another 2 years - take a look at the $134.9 million jet

The first flight of a Boeing 737 Max 10. Ellen Banner-Pool/Getty Boeing's 737 Max 10 just flew for the first time, departing from Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle for a test flight on June 18. The largest member of the Max family can fly up to 230 passengers as far as 3,300 nautical miles. United Airlines holds the largest order for the aircraft with 100 planes to be delivered later in the decade. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing just put another miles...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, China, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Jim Webb


I used a credit perk to dine for nearly free at an airport restaurant and it's my new favorite travel hack

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant. Thomas Pallini/Insider Chase offers complimentary Priority Pass memberships to its Sapphire Reserve cardholders, which grant access to airport lounges. Priority Pass also includes certain airport restaurants and members are given a $28 meal allowance. I used the perk on a recent trip and saw how easy it was to dine for virtually free. See more stories on Insider's business page. This tiny piece of metal is known as the Chase Sapphire...
Tags: Travel, Food, Transportation, News, Airports, Washington, Restaurants, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Airlines, Priority Pass, Ben